Tue 5 May 2020
Doors open: 19:00
£20 adv + cmsn
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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Luke Sital-Singh has released a new single ‘Almost Home’, the first track to be taken from his new collaborative EP ‘New Haze’, out April 3 via The Orchard. Luke will follow the EP release with a European tour, including a London show at the Union Chapel on May 5, tickets available now.
Luke co-wrote ‘Almost Home’ with his friend, fellow songwriter Steve Aeillo (Lana Del Ray, Mumford & Sons, Thirty Seconds To Mars). Explains Luke: “We made this during the first ever session I did after moving out to LA last year. I was opening my world to a whole new set of collaborators in a whole new place, whilst always questioning what it
means to be at home.”
Last week, Sital-Singh’s 2017 single ‘Killing Me’ entered the UK Top 30 midweek singles chart following its use in the BBC1 drama series ‘Silent Witness’, reaching No.4 on Shazam and No.5 on the iTunes singles chart. Written for his grieving Grandmother, ‘Killing Me’ is the South-West London born singer-songwriter’s most streamed song and he performed it during his recent TED Talk, where Luke spoke about the cathartic effect of writing and performing ‘sad’ songs.
“I’ve never been one for chasing fame and success, or for frantically following the musical trends of the day. I’ve just been drawn, for as long as I can remember, to the beauty of melancholy. To those wistful songs that serenade me through my pain. And to have this song, a slow ballad of hope and grief, a song I once thought too personal and introspective to release, to see it connect with so many of you. Well there’s not much more I can ask for. “It’s a little bewildering to read so many of your stories of loss and I feel heartbroken and encouraged all at the same time. I do what I do in the quiet hope that I’m throwing something of meaning into the world and not just adding to the noise.”
Sital-Singh’s upcoming European tour includes his second ever headline show at the Union Chapel, and he has recently been appointed as a Cultural Ambassador for the famous London venue. He comments:
“Union Chapel has been a very important place to me one of those venues that brings its own unique magic to every performance. As one of Union Chapel’s first cultural ambassadors I want to spread the word about this magnificent place and the work they do for the arts and social justice. That I once used to work here as a steward makes it only more special.”
Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.
You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!
How to book early dinner reservations:
You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’
Information for people with a reservation:
You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.
The menu will be displayed here; it normally goes up a couple of days before the show. There will always be at least two hot meals, one of which will be veggie, to choose from, plus lighter bites such as quiche and salad. Check out the sample menu here.
Disabled Tickets and Essential Companions
We do not have separate tickets for disabled customers – just buy a standard ticket above. Essential companions do not need a ticket, but you do need to inform us in advance if you are attending with an essential companion.
We will happily reserve a suitable space for disabled patrons with specific access requirements. Please be in contact to inform us of any specific requirements you have and the size of your party. We will reserve a space for you in the auditorium and make the appropriate notes for our staff so they can provide any necessary assistance.
[email protected] | 020 7226 1686 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm).
NB: Please note that we are unable to accept calls from withheld numbers.
For more information regarding disabled access at Union Chapel, please click here.